Sunday, January 20, 2008

REDEFiNE iT Word of the Week (January 20-26): elt


Word of the Week (January 20-26):

elt

Definition according to the Dictionary of Newfoundland English

elt n Cp EDD ~ sb1 'young pig' So Do D. Scoundrel; wag. P 108-70 An elt is a real nothing. 'There's another elt in the harbour / John Mitchell is his name / And when the wind is at its height / He'll say it's getting calm.'

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